Mansfield ISD educates more than 35,600 students, and seven devoted volunteers have the responsibility of making sure those students receive the best education possible while also supporting the district’s more than 4,500 employees.
School board members are elected officials who are committed to understanding the community’s needs, establishing the district’s vision and goals, learning the laws and handling the district’s financial resources with the utmost integrity.
The job of a board trustee is not easy. There is no pay, the hours are long, and there are required trainings to attend. However, MISD’s school board members still selflessly accept the responsibility.
This is why every year in January, trustees from across the state are celebrated for the hard work they put in to make good decisions for all students. These public servants take the task of preparing a bright future for every learner very seriously.
“Superintendents should dream, and do dream, about working with a school board like the one Mansfield ISD has,” said Superintendent Dr. Kimberley Cantu. “I am so very blessed to work with these wonderful individuals every day. On behalf of the entire district, I want to express my deep appreciation to the MISD School Board. I also encourage the community, in January and beyond, to recognize our trustees for the work they do to make MISD a great place to live, learn and teach.”
The members of the MISD School Board are (from left to right):
- Darrell Sneed - Trustee, Place 6
- Randall Canedy - Trustee, Place 3
- Courtney Lackey Wilson - Vice President, Place 7
- Michelle Newsom - Board Secretary, Place 1
- Raul Gonzalez - Trustee, Place 4
- Desiree Thomas - Trustee, Place 2
- Karen Marcucci - President, Place 5
This year’s School Board Recognition Month theme is “launching the next generation.” MISD campuses will be participating in various activities surrounding the theme and invite the school board members to celebrate with them throughout the month.